Celler De L`encastell Marge 2006

marge.jpgIf you have kept up with my blogs on wine, you will know that I absolutely love Spanish Priorats. I discovered Priorats about a year ago and just fell in love. I now have a decent collection of Priorat’s. It really is my favorite right now. The problem has been that these wines are typically difficult to find since they are small production wines and usually expensive, running in the $50 or higher range. Well, I recently got my daily email alert from The Wine Library which had a Priorat for under $25 and I had to jump on it. It was rated 92 points by Jay Miller of The Wine Advocat.

I tried the wine last Monday night with Johan while watching my sorry Jets lose to the Chargers. This wine was amazing. What great value. Here’s what Jay Miller had to say about the wine:

“The 2006 Marge is 60% Garnacha, 14% Syrah, 13% Merlot, and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 8 months in French and American oak. Purple-colored with a ruby rim, it has an enticing nose of lavender, violets, garrigue, cherry and blueberry which jumps from the glass. Smooth textured, spicy, and full-flavored, the wine has terrific depth and length. Give it 2-3 years to blossom and drink it through 2020.”

Here’s a link to the wine. Buy it if you can.

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